The Cloverdale Middle School football teams defeated South Putnam at home on Thursday.
In the eighth-grade game, the Clovers defeated the Eagles in a tight contest, 12-8.
Cloverdale scored both of its touchdowns in the third quarter. Quarterback Jordan Hayden ran in from the 3-yard line, and a 21-yard pass play from Hayden to Chris Nees put the Clovers on the board.
South Putnam scored in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard run and completed the two-point conversion, but it wasn't enough, and the Clovers took the victory.
The eighth-graders upped their record on the season to 1-1.
The Clovers' seventh-grade team had a close game of its own but managed to come away with a win.
Cloverdale defeated South Putnam 15-8.
The Clovers scored their first points after Rathal Moore blocked a punt in the second quarter, and Trevor Lockwood picked it up and ran 49 yards for a touchdown.
Cloverdale then completed the two-point conversion on a run by Joseph Fidler to tie the game at 8-8.
The Eagles got on the scoreboard first, scoring on the first play of the first quarter, a 74-yard run with a successful two-point conversion.
Cloverdale broke the deadlock in the fourth quarter, as Moore sacked South's quarterback, causing a fumble with one minute remaining in the game.
The Clovers recovered the ball on the Eagles' 16-yard line, and Jordon Brinkman ran the ball in five yards for the final score.
The kick by Brian Dale was good, and the Clovers secured a 15-8 win and upped their record to 2-0 on the season.
The Clovers will be in action again on Thursday, Sept. 22, when they will host the Greencastle Tiger Cubs.
Compiled by Jason Jarman